Leaders of Lurie College | Jennifer

Meet Jennifer, SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I really wouldn’t count it as an education story or journey but as an educational uplifting. Ever since elementary school, I recall teachers and staff that would take on many roles for the special education students due to the low funding there for staffing. Classes were doubled in size and teachers were given students in which they had no preparation nor instruction for it. And as times keep evolving and educators are being unappreciated, there will no longer be anyone left to instruct.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Jennifer Hernandez

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Tuan

Meet Tuan, recently graduated SJSU grad student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Eleven years ago, I was disoriented and discouraged by so many obstacles when I first step my foot into this new land from Vietnam. However, what ran through my blood was the undying passion of becoming someone who would make differences. SJSU and the Lurie College of Education helped me complete my journey of becoming a school teacher, who will guide the new generation. I believe everyone has the innate ability to be successful, and I want to be a part of that process.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Graduate Student Tuan Dam

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Krissy

Meet Krissy, SJSU faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Being a faculty member at SJSU allows me to continually learn new information and new teaching methods. Each time I teach a course I learn so much from my students. I encourage every student to share their thoughts and ideas because everyone’s insight or understanding is so important. I enjoy using different teaching methods that engage students and hopefully encourage my students to become lifelong learners as well. SJSU is a great place for everyone to learn.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Krissy Connell

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Maria

Meet Maria, recently graduated SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Growing up I had a wonderful 4th grade teacher that told me that I could go to college. She inspired me to become a teacher and inspire other students to believe in themselves. Coming from an immigrant and low income family was hard to reach the doors of college. SJSU Lurie College of Education has provided the tools I need to be in the path of graduating in summer 2019.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Undergraduate Student Maria Lemus

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Melanie

Meet Melanie, recently graduated SJSU grad student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“My experiences as both a student and an educator left me with many questions about the education system and how schools do, or do not, support students. The College of Education provided me with the tools and support I needed to seek answers and continue asking questions in pursuit of inclusive and effective schools for all students. I am grateful to the faculty for fostering this inquisitiveness and for guiding future educators to be thoughtful, self-reflective critical thinkers.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Graduate Student Melanie Chong

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Annette

Meet Annette, recently graduated SJSU doctoral student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Education is the arena where I find the most joy in providing service to others. My career is dedicated to leveling the playing field for students who are struggling academically, living in poverty, experiencing race-based microaggressions, and/or other risk factors. Guided by a transformative lens, my life’s work of “Bridging the Gap for Students of Promise” is to promote human rights and social justice advocacy through propelling systemic changes in unjust educational systems.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education EdD Leadership Program Student Annette Kennedy

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Everett

Meet Everett, SJSU faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I was born deaf and grew up with American Sign Language (ASL). I am the only deaf member in my family, and I would not be who I am if it was not for my deafness. I had aspired to be many things, including a computer programmer. It was not until I served as a TA at a community college that I realized how much I enjoyed working with students, who demonstrated a strong interest in learning ASL. I knew by then that I wanted to teach. Today, I am truly privileged to be a Deaf Education lecturer.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Everett Smith

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

 

Leaders of Lurie College | Ada

Meet Ada, recently graduated SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“In the beginning, I was following someone else’s dream to become something I was unsure of. Then, I took a leap of faith, changed career goals and found something I was more passionate about. Being able to connect with strong-minded people and learn more through my experiences helped shape me as a person. Thanks to those opportunities, I’ve become galvanized to continue my journey to get my Master’s.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Ada Le

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Doaa

Meet Doaa, SJSU graduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I always wanted to help save lives as a doctor. I never thought that I can impact lives in any other way. But here I am, graduating in Fall 2019 with my master’s degree in counselor education along with my PPS and LPCC. I finally get to make a difference and help make an impact in peoples lives. Being an educator is to continue educating kids, their families, and their communities. But it also means that every single person I encounter, I will learn something as well.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Graduate Student Doaa Abdelrahman

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Ana

Meet Ana, SJSU staff member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“My passion for education was modeled to me by my grandfather, who helped raise me. A former farmworker with a fifth grade education, my grandfather had a hunger for learning and reading that inspired me to take advantage of every resource possible in college, graduate school, and my career. I’m grateful to be working for SJSU and the College of Education because I see a genuine passion for learning all around me and a strong commitment to expand educational opportunities for others.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education EdD Leadership Program Staff Ana Paz-Rangel

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.